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TED Radio Hour Now on Sundays

Thomas Edison once said, "Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration." In this episode, we take a closer look at where that 1 percent comes from. Nat Al-Tahhan for TED2012

Sunday, June 3,  at 5 PM, hear an episode of  TED Radio Hour, the first new program from NPR in five years.

Each year, the TED conferences share the world's most fascinating thinkers - mavericks, icons, and geniuses - who give the talk-of-their-lives in 18 minutes or less about the best ideas in Technology, Entertainment, Design. NPR has collaborated with TED to produce hours of radio on different topics.

Sunday's program asks…how are we inspired? Describing the creative process can be a real challenge. In this hour we'll hear from TED speakers — a poet, a novelist and a singer/songwriter — who explore how the initial inkling of idea becomes a fully formed work of art.